HHS awards nursing homes $523M in COVID-19 performance payments
HHS awards nursing homes $523M in COVID-19 performance payments Federal authorities announced that it will be distributing $523 million in the second round of performance payments. More than 9,000 nursing homes that have successfully reduced COVID-19-related infections and deaths between September and October will receive the payments. HHS found that 69% of the eligible facilities met the infection control criteria for the incentive program, while 68% met the mortality criteria.
CMS finalizes ‘shocking’ 9% therapy cuts, while affirming vast expansion of telehealth pay provisions
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services formally announced Tuesday afternoon that it has finalized its calendar 2021 physician pay rule, which cuts physical, occupational and speech/language therapy payments for nursing homes patients by 9%.